Now last-minute air fares of Air India to equal Rajdhani 2-tier prices
Air India has announced that it will reduce its last minute air fares to equal Rajdhani 2-tier AC trains on trunk routes.
These fares came into effect on Sunday in a bid to lessen the losses the airline endures due to lesser seat occupancy.
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The four key routes that face dropping in fares are Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Bengaluru, and Delhi-Kolkata.
Air India fares for Economy class would cost over Rs 3,000 from Delhi to Mumbai. However, mirroring Rajdhani AC II fares for the same route the flight ticket is expected to be approximately Rs 2,870.
This move is a second initiative by the aviation sector to increase air travel.
Earlier in June, the government had enforced a price cap on regional flights.
With one-hour flights being capped at Rs 2,500, the government was keen on improving air travel to regional areas.
Last minute fares on these metro routes can now be expected to be on similar lines of the following rates.
The Rajdhani AC II fares for Delhi to Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata are Rs 3,905, Rs 4,095 and Rs 2,890 respectively.